The Daily Iowan

Looking beyond assault numbers

REBECCA MORIN

March 3, 2014

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Because most sexual assaults occurring on a college campus go unreported, the recent rise in the number of reports at the University of Iowa does not mean the campus is “unsafe,” experts say. “If an institution...

Oz, the cheerleader

BEN ROSS

March 3, 2014

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Oz Agbese kept his cool while the Iowa State student section peppered him with racial slurs. The 5-10, 220-pound Iowa cheerleader with biceps as big as grapefruits lifted one of the I-O-W-A banners as he had dozens of times befo...

City mulls more one-way conversions

IAN MURPHY

March 3, 2014

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Iowa City officials are considering turning Market and Jefferson Streets into two-way streets, hoping to slow down traffic. “It mirrors a national trend we’re seeing in urban core areas,” said Geoff Fruin, the...

Heart parachutes at UI

ABIGAIL MEIER

March 3, 2014

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Heart-attack survivors suffering from congestive heart failure could potentially see a parachute of support. University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics specialists in the Heart and Vascular Center are undergoing clinical trials...

Exhibit highlights African-American achievement in health care

LILY ABROMEIT

March 3, 2014

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The creation of an exhibit that would honor African-American members of the health-sciences field came as a spur-of-the-moment idea to exhibit curator Andre Lee, who decided African Americans in the health fields do not get as...

Lower taxes for commercial and rental properties could hurt homeowners

CARTER CRANBERG

March 3, 2014

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County officials are trying to plug the dam; however, the need for increased taxes appears imminent. Senate File 295, a property-tax-reduction bill signed into effect last year, is causing backlash in Johnson County. The bill’s...

Local woman accused of stealing laptop

DI STAFF

March 3, 2014

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Authorities have accused a local woman of stealing a laptop from city bus. Alyssa Williams, 18, was charged on Feb. 18 with second-degree theft. According to an Iowa City police complaint, the victim reported to the police that...

UISG holds informational meeting for spring elections

DI STAFF

March 3, 2014

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A meeting regarding the upcoming open positions in the University of Iowa Student Government was held on Monday to address all available positions and requirements for students to run for office. UISG Sen. Jerry Gao said elections...

Two Iowa City schools identified as low-achieving

DI STAFF

March 3, 2014

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Two Iowa City schools were designated Monday as Persistently Low-Achieving Schools by the Iowa Department of Education for the 2014-15 school year. Twain Elementary and Kirkwood Elementary have been identified as Schools in Need...

Local man accused of stealing car

DI STAFF

March 3, 2014

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Authorities have accused a local man of stealing a car from the Walgreens parking lot. Eric McDaniel, 28, was charged Monday with second-degree burglary and second-degree robbery. According to an Iowa City police complaint,...

Democrats eye Latham’s House seat

DI STAFF

March 3, 2014

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Rep. Tom Latham’s, R-Iowa retirement opens up a U.S. House seat, and Democrats are taking notice. National Democrats named former Sen. Staci Appel, D-Ackworth to a list of top candidates in the midterm election, according...

Gesell turns iceman at line

RYAN PROBASCO

March 3, 2014

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With just 42 seconds left Sunday, Iowa — losers of three straight — clung to a 76-74 lead over Purdue. And at that juncture, the Boilermakers had a decision to make.  They could either gamble on Iowa missing a free throw...